Dear MBA Aspirants,
IIFT 2017 Test notification for MBA (IB) 2018-20 aspirants was out on 25th July 2017. The exam date was announced as 26th November 2017 and the last date to apply was 8th September 2017. However, as per the latest update on IIFT website, the IIFT test date has been changed to 3rd December 2017 and last date to apply is 15th September 2017 now !
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to contribute in the skill building for the external trade sector of India. IIFT was conferred the status of Deemed University in 2002 and since then has been conducting an autonomous entrance examination across various centres in India. Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB) making IIFT the only institute among the top 10 B-schools of India to offer such a program. The placement record of MBA (IB) students getting high compensation packages (nationally and internationally) makes IIFT more fascinating than any other MBA/PGDM entrance exam.
IIFT has two campuses in India- Delhi and Kolkata with the total number of seats being 360 (220 in the Delhi campus and 140 in the Kolkata campus.) This year IIFT has also launched Kakinada campus however, IIFT will be functioning in a rented premise in Kakinada subject to approval of UGC.
The IIFT Test Registration and application process is common and as given below:
Register for the IIFT 2017 exam here which makes you eligible to participate in the admission process for IIFT- MBA (IB) 2018-20 academic cycle as well.
Following are the details:
|IIFT Test Registration and B-school Application Process|
|B-school Name||Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)|
|Test Accepted for Indian Nationals||IIFT|
|Test for Foreign Nationals / NRI||Seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals, NRIs and Children of NRIs and the admission is considered on the basis of General Management Aptitude Test. GMAT taken before 1st January 2016 is not valid.
Last date to apply: Wednesday, 15th February 2018
|IIFT Registration Starts||25th July 2017|
|New IIFT Last Date to Apply||15th September 2017 Click here and check the detailed application deadlines including Admit card, Score card, GD-WAT-PI, etc|
|IIFT Eligibility||Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates). Candidate appearing in the final year examination of Graduation can also apply. No age limit.|
|New IIFT Test Date||Sunday, 3rd December 2017|
|IIFT Test Time||10:00 am to 12:00 noon|
IIFT Test Mode
|IIFT Test Pattern||Sections: English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. Click here to view the detailed structure.|
|IIFT Marking Pattern||As per 2016- Differential marking.|
|IIFT Test Cities||The IIFT exam will be administered at test centres across 20 cities within India. Click here to view the test cities in India.|
|IIFT Mode of Application||
|IIFT Application Fees||Test Registration fees for General/OBC Candidates: Rs.1,550/-|
|Test Registration fees for SC/ST/PH Candidates: Rs.775/-|
|Fees for Foreign National/NRI candidates: US$ 80 Rs. (Rs. 4,500/-)|
|IIFT Online Application Link||Click here|
|IIFT Website link||Click here|
|IIFT Admit Card||Candidates shall be sent their IIFT Admit card via Post in the first week of November 2017. Applicants, who do not receive their Admit Cards by 15th November 2017, can download their Admit Card from IIFT's website. Check test instructions and details here|
|IIFT Program Name||MBA (International Business-IB)|
|IIFT MBA (IB) Seats||Delhi campus: 220
Kolkata campus: 140
Kakinada campus: To be announced(refer the important note for details#)
**Seats are reserved as per Government of India rules.
|Admission process||Written Test, Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment, Interview.
Based on marks for written test, candidates will be called for Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment, Interview to be held during January/February 2018 at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.
|Program Fee||General/OBC (NCL) Category: Rs. 15,70,000/- Other Charges: Rs.55,000/- + Hostel & Mess fees
SC/ST/PH Category: Rs. 7,85,000 /- Other Charges: Rs.55,000/- + Hostel & Mess fees
Foreign National/ NRI: US$ 60,000 + Other Charges: Rs. 55,000/-
[The exact amount of tuition fee and other charges, applicable for MBA(IB) 2018-20 programme will be informed to the shortlisted students at the time of sending the offer letters in March/ April 2018.]
|Placement Statistics||2015-17: Average CTC: Rs. 18,43,000/-|
|IIFT Results||December 2017. Click here to check the past year’s cut-offs.|
|2nd Stage Selection Process||Form Filling + WAT (20 Minutes, 300 words) + GD (30 Minutes)
The candidates were asked to fill out a very elaborate form (The CV Form). WAT (Essay writing) for 20 minutes (less than 300 words) followed by GD with 10 participants and 2 Panelists (each individual had to speak for 1.5 minutes on the topic, giving his/her views. After this round, the floor was left open for discussion for around 15 minutes. Hence the entire duration of the GD was (1.5X10) + 15 = 30 minutes.Ended with a PI with up to 3/4 Panelists for less than 20 minutes.
|GD-WAT-PI dates||Expected: February 2018|
For General Category:
For SC / ST / PWD / OBC (NCL) Category.
For Foreign National/ NRI Category
Online form along with necessary enclosures should be sent to following address by Registered Post/ Speed Post/ Courier only.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade,
B- 21, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi- 110016.
Ph. 011-3914 7213
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Prepare with IMS for IIFT 2017 by enrolling for IIFT Test pack (5 Tests) - Enrolments have closed.
If you have any queries or would like to know if you should consider to register for IIFT, visit the nearest IMS Learning Center to meet a counsellor (to find the nearest IMS Learning Center, click here or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 1800-1234-467.